i7-980X Extreme Edition CPU
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 HSF
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Motherboard
Corsair DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 1600Mhz RAM
LG Black 24X DVD+R
Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX PSU
Cooler Mmaster HAF 932 Case
HIS H587F2G6DG Radeon HD 5870 2GB GPU
$2494 or $1733 with the i7-930 CPU.
You can replace the CPU with the i7-930
but the i7-980 listed above is a great CPU for a work station performing slightly less than two Xeon W5580's, (which cost about $3360!). So it's great value in that respect. Also you can go for more RAM if needed.
The graphics card supports up to 6 monitors too.
I'm not sure what the best SSD's are but you can add 4 Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM
drives in the mix for $640.
Even the higher priced set-up will leave you enough left for some decent monitors.